28. Feb, 2022

Awakening from the Chinese Dream

With Arne Jon Isachsen. In Challenge 2021.


While Mao saw China throw off the yoke of foreign powers, and Deng´s reforms increased economic growth, Xi finds new legitimacy in nationalism – emphasizing China´s greatness. When the People´s Republic of China turns one hundred years old in 2049, China will appear as a leading superpower in the world, if not the leading power – economically and politically as well as militarily and scientifically. Whether this Chinese Dream comes true depends not only upon China, but also on how the rest of the world responds and develops.